The position of Hospital Purchasing & Inventory Assistant is responsible for assisting the Purchasing & Inventory Manager, Pharmacy Inventory Management Representative, and Central Services Purchasing Associate. This staff member provides customer service to internal and external customers, answering questions concerning products within our Pharmacy, Central Services, and Cyclosporine Implants.
This associate oversees the VH Cyclosporine Implant inventory and completes daily orders as requested from customers all over the World. The Hospital Purchasing & Inventory Assistant is the primary purchaser for Pharmacy and the Terry Center. This associate will assist with filling orders and receiving shipments delivered to the Veterinary Hospital.
Execution of procurement for Terry Center services after approval by upper management has been made. Generate quotes for services based on need and price, assisting management and hospital administration with capital equipment. Complete cost comparison analysis on like items, presenting to the requester, and prior to the final decision for purchase.
Collaborate with Chair & Vice-Chair to identify product comparisons to present to the Product Evaluation Committee quarterly, in an effort to decrease hospital consumable expenditures. Understand and follow all NC State and State of North Carolina procurement policies, being a resource for all services within Terry Center. Receive and process Cyclosporine Implant orders as requested by customers, shipping implants within 24-hours of receiving, and following the shipment tracking to ensure delivery.
Cross train to cover for Pharmacy Inventory Management Representative, Central Services Purchasing, and Pharmacy Client Services. High school diploma or equivalency.
Experience as a veterinary technician, pharmacy technician, client services representative, or purchasing specialist within a healthcare or veterinary hospital setting
Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and equipment, specifically working in a veterinary or non-veterinary healthcare facility.
Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
Knowledge of MS Office products.
Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds frequently and up to 90 pounds occasionally with assistance.
The University Of North Carolina